Manfreda

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Agave scabra, formerly Manfreda scabra

Manfreda was a genus of flowering plants in the family Asparagaceae, subfamily Agavoideae.[1] Along with Polianthes, members are commonly called tuberoses. The generic name honours 14th-century Italian writer Manfredus de Monte Imperiale.[2] All species are now placed in Agave.[3]

Like other species of Agave, former Manfreda species have rosettes of leaves branching from a very short stem, and flowers at the end of a long stalk. The flowers are tubular and whitish, yellow, green, or brownish, with lengthy stamens.

Species[edit]

Species formerly placed in Manfreda:[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stevens, P.F. "Angiosperm Phylogeny Website: Asparagales: Agavoideae".
  2. ^ "Manfreda Salisbury, Gen. Pl. 78. 1866". Flora of North America. eFloras. Retrieved 2010-06-08.
  3. ^ "Manfreda". World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Retrieved 2019-04-14.
  4. ^ "Search for Manfreda". World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Retrieved 2019-04-14.

External links[edit]

Media related to Manfreda at Wikimedia Commons Data related to Manfreda at Wikispecies